Norwich City vs Brighton Prediction, 10/16/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Norwich City vs Brighton
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Carrow Road in Norfolk, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Norwich City (+258) Brighton (+118)
Carrow Road is the venue where Teemu Pukki and Norwich City (0-1-6, 20th in the EPL) will play Brighton (4-2-1, 6th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are Tim Krul for Norwich City and Robert Sanchez for Brighton. The moneyline on this contest has Norwich City priced at +258 and the Seagulls are at +118. The total is set at 2.5.
Norwich city faced off with Burnley in their last match and got the draw with a final of 0-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 78.6% passes received percentage by converting 271 of the 345 targeted passes in their last match. Norwich city attempted 22 dribbles in this contest and converted 13 of those attempts for a rate of 59.1%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Norwich city ended this match at a 20.0% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 10 shots. Norwich city is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 min (2 goals in total) and are sitting with 1 assist In all contests this season.
Teemu Pukki is a guy who can be a difference maker for Norwich City. Pukki has been in the starting lineup in 299 matches so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.52 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Finland has racked up 157 goals scored in 26,996 mins. He has totaled 41 assists while earning 20 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Milot Rashica, the forward representing Kosovo. Rashica has totaled 12,572 minutes in 147 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 8 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 28 times so far in his career while he has scored 34 total goals. He has an average of 0.24 G/90 for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Norwich City will be Tim Krul. Krul (133-73-126 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 94 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 28.2% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from Netherlands has had 1,492 shots attempted at him in 333 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.4 (478 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 68.7. Krul has played for 30,031 minutes and has 1,024 stops thus far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Brighton weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Arsenal. They wrapped up this match by converting 446 of the 507 passes they attempted for a rate of 88.0%. Brighton ended the game with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 out of the 9 dribbles they pursued. Brighton connected on 2 shots tried out of their 21 shots tried earning them a 9.5% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 8 goals and 7 assists in all their contests, Brighton is averaging 1.14 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Neal Maupay will need to be on top of his game for Brighton. He is averaging 0.43 goals per 90 and has started 176 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from France has 16,099 professional minutes while he has scored 77 goals. He has earned 35 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times. Make sure to watch out for Leandro Trossard, the forward representing Belgium. He has earned 63 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 26 times. Trossard has been handed a total of 13 yellow cards in 15,635 mins played (176 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.36.
Robert Sanchez is expected to look after the net for Brighton. So far in his career, Sanchez has allowed 76 goals and has totaled 166 saves in 60 starts. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 19-17-24. He has earned a save percentage of 70.2 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.7%. Sanchez has tallied 19 shutouts and defended 235 shots tried against him in 5,400 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Norwich City (+258)
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